GUE/NGL Conference 

From Brain Drain to Brain Gain

 Challenges and opportunities

31/01/2018 from 14.30-18.30, in room ASP 1G2

Conference Languages: EN, FR, DE, GR, IT, PT

Opening remarks by Dimitrios Papadimoulis, EP vice-president

1st Panel: Best Practices/Experiences 

Moderator: Curzio Maltese, Altra Europa MEP

-Joao Costa, Liaison Officer, Erasmus Student Network

-Shendi Veli, from Berlin Migrant Strikers

Experiences from Greece

Moderator: Stelios Kouloglou, SYRIZA MEP

Short Presentations from

-Eleni Vakondiou, founder and CEO, Zyloeyewear

-Valentinos Tzekas, Founder and CEO, FightHoax

-Nikolaos Nikolopoulos, Armakadi

-Ioanna Balafouti, CEO, Pyliaki Gi

-Evangelos Liakos, founder/designer, Beetroot

-Angelos Gketsis, founder, P.E. ACE

-Effie Kyrtata, Reload Greece

2nd Panel: EU and national policies

Moderator: Stelios Kouloglou, SYRIZA MEP

-Prof Lois Labrianidis, General Secretary of Strategic and Private Investments, Ministry of Economy & Development, Knowledge Bridges – Greece

-Luisa Henriques, Counsellor for Research and Space, Portuguese Permanent Representation to the EU

-Alison Crabb, Head of Unit, Skills and Qualifications – DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion

-Magda de Carli, Head of Unit, Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation –

DG Research & Innovation


Closing remarks 


Please register for this event at the following link: REGISTRATION FORM

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